Saw an article that the Canes have taken over OBGC and Olney Baseball doing away with the Pirates and Bucs. Curious what everyone’s take on this is?
Not a fan of any of these (Canes, Dirt Bags, 5 Star, ETC) before HS starts. It just doesn’t make sense. Especially for an organization like OBGC. The Pirates and Bucs have been the premier brand throughout the state of Maryland for some time now.
Post by Baseball Parent on Feb 1, 2022 18:48:57 GMT -5
OLNEY, Md. (January 9 2022) – Canes Baseball, one of the nation’s top showcase organizations, is thrilled to announce that OBGC will be partnering with the Canes and will be the new home of its Canes Mid-Atlantic teams.
Olney Baseball, with its Pirates and Bucs teams, has long been one of the region’s premiere travel ball organizations, attracting and fielding the best talent in the area for two decades. In partnering with Canes Baseball, Olney Baseball is ensuring that its players will receive the best possible coaching and exposure. Canes Baseball has also committed to helping grow OBGC’s recreational baseball program through strategic partnerships and innovative opportunities for the OBGC and its players.
As part of this new relationship, Olney Baseball will retire the Pirates and Bucs team names. A gradual transition will occur in the Spring of 2022 with two of our teams transitioning immediately and the remaining youth level teams transitioning by fall of 2022.
Seems pretty official. Good for Olney/OGBC. They are going to receive the resources they need to better their organization. I wonder how much more expensive their fees will be each year and it's unfortunate the Pirates/Bucs names will be retired.
Good for them. Bigger showcase orgs will be swallowing all of the bigger teams over the next 3-5 years and if it is done right, a lot of players will benefit. Go to a showcase down south, the kids from 5-Star, D-Bags, Canes, ZT Elite, & Wow Factor, will get more looks. I didn't believe it until I went down last year, but it is totally true.